Google cloud platform is one of the best places to host your website and it’s totally free for the first year. If you are new to web hosting, I think this is the best place for you to start.

There are lots of features in a google cloud platform, but here I discuss only hosting a brand new WordPress website on google cloud. Let start.

What you need…

  • Google account (Gmail)
  • Valid credit card

Step 01 – Setup Google cloud platform

Go to cloud.google.com and sign in to it using your Gmail.

sign in to your google cloud account by clicking Sign in button

Then click on console and login to your google cloud console.

login to google cloud console by clicking console button

When you login, you will receive 300$ free credit to explore google cloud products for the first year. Maybe you would like to simply check out GCP’s breath, deploy some application of yours, learn about google cloud and machine learning capabilities. So you can use these 300$ credits to test all of them.

Then go ahead and activate the offer.

activate google cloud platform free 300$ credit by clicking activate button

Select your country, agree to the term of service and then click continue.

select country and agree for term and condition and continue

After that, set up your payment profile by giving your address and credit card details. Don’t afraid to give your card details because if you run out of credits you won’t be billed without your permission.

set google cloud platform profile details
set google cloud platform profile details  billing details

Congratulations …!! Now you are on the google cloud platform. This is a very simple dashboard and easy to understand anyone. Lots of services are providing by this platform, but here we discuss only the hosting part. Go ahead and click on My First Project to create a new project.

google cloud platform dashboard

Then create a new project by giving a suitable name.

create new google project

Ok, now you have your google cloud project. Let’s see how to deploy WordPress on a google cloud platform.

Step 02 – Deploy WordPress on Google Cloud Platform

Go to Marketplace and scroll down to select WordPress Certified by Bitnami virtual machine.

select marketplace on google cloud platform
select wordpress certified by bitnami virtual machine

Bitnami WordPress comes with plenty of packages that are essential to typical WordPress themes. Let’s go ahead and click Launch on Compute Engine.

click on launch on compute engine to launch bitnami WordPress virtual machine

Ok, now we are going to set up deployment details. Please use the following values to fill the details.

  • Deployment Name – wordpress-1
  • Zone – us-west1-b
  • Machine Type – micro (1 shared vCPU)
  • Boot disk type – SDD Persistent Disk
bitnami wordpress virtual machine deployment details

Keep default values for other fields and click the Deploy button.

bitnami wordpress virtual machine deployment details

Now we have a new WordPress website. You can see the site IP address, user name, and admin password.

OK… what are you waiting for? Let’s log into the admin panel.

site address and login details for your first WordPress website

This is your WordPress admin panel. In addition, we hope to discuss WordPress customization in the future. For now, you can simply go through the dashboard and understand.

wordpress dashboard for your website

Finally, this is your brand new website. Using very few steps we launch our very first WordPress website. In future lessons, we hope to discuss WordPress customization and the best WordPress themes for blogging.

your very first wordpress website host on google cloud

Hope you learn something, So don’t wait and start your blog today.

And don’t forget to share your experience with the Google cloud platform in the comment section.

Further Readings…

Best Free WordPress Themes for Blogging

10 Things to Consider When Choosing a Web Host Company

Free WordPress Hosting On Google Cloud Platform
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7 thoughts on “Free WordPress Hosting On Google Cloud Platform

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